by: Ibram X. Kendi
Kendi’s book is a powerful read for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the history of racist ideas in America and their continued impact on society today. This book has helped to open my eyes to what has been happening in the U.S. since the days of slavery and teach that in my homeschool.
“Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” by Ibram X. Kendi is a comprehensive and insightful examination of the history of racist ideas in America. It boldly explains certain sides of history that much of our society has missed and continues to ignore in our education system. The book explores the origins of these ideas and the ways in which they have evolved over time, from the colonial era to the present day. Kendi provides a thorough examination of key individuals and movements that have shaped the conversation around race and racism in America, including key figures in American history such as Thomas Jefferson, William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Angela Davis, and more.
In addition to being informative and thought-provoking, this book is also highly readable, making it accessible
One of the strengths of this book is Kendi’s ability to connect the past to the present, demonstrating how the racist ideas that have been prevalent in American history continue to impact society today. The book is well-researched and provides a wealth of historical detail, making it an excellent resource for homeschoolers looking to add the history of race and racism in America to their curriculum. It should be the anchor text for every US History class in every high school in America.